Samantha Holtz qualifies to Platform semifinals at USA Diving National championships!
Morgantown, WV - A long week in Morgantown concluded with Sam qualifying for Platform semifinals in the Women's 10mt event at USA Diving Seniors Nationals!
Sam had to earn her spot in the preliminary round by diving in the prequalification event the Tuesday before the National Championships began. She finished 3rd in the prequalification event scoring 210.25, a 17 point improvement from December at the 2022 Winter Nationals Qualifier. Sam also competed in 3mt qualifier finishing 25th with a 13 point improvement from her December 3mt qualifier, and the 1mt qualifier where she finished 13th, just missing out on a qualifying position.
Sunday morning began with the prelims where Sam finished 14th in a field of mostly senior level divers. Her score of 235.15 is a new personal best! The top 18 divers advance to the semifinals. Sam finished semifinals 16th amongst divers with qualified senior-level lists and 18th overall.
Congrats to Sam on qualifying for your 1st senior-level National Championships and making it to semifinals!